Are you looking for a driver-guide to take you from Budapest to Prague or Prague to Budapest? Choose your own pace and make the most out of your journey by hiring one of our professional English speaking driver-guides, holders of official guide licenses. Along the way, you can stop at places that interest you and explore captivating sights. Driver-guide service – with one person as both the driver and guide– is the most economical way of discovering new places. Don’t wait hours at the airport or train station. Instead, enjoy your sightseeing and lunch at breathtaking and unforgettable places along the way.
– 2 hour Budapest to Bratislava transfer
– 30 min stop at the Bratislava Castle providing a view of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
– 3-hour Bratislava to Kutna Hora transfer
– 3 hour stop in Kutna Hora and Bone Church for sightseeing and lunch – UNESCO site (or you can have lunch in Bratislava as you like)
– 1,5 hour Kutna Hora to Prague transfer
This is a private tour, so the itinerary can be adjusted as you wish.
You can explore the following sights along the journey.
Bratislava Castle, a significant cultural monument, looms over the town and offers spectacular views of the Danube and city. The Coronation Tower used to hold the coronation jewels of Hungarian kings. Stroll along the Main Square with its Old Town Hall that hails from the 15th century. The majestic Slovak National Theatre is home to opera and ballet performances. World-renowned cultural personalities and ensembles have graced its stage. The town is dotted with astounding palaces and churches. In 1762 the 10-year old Amadeus Mozart gave a concert in in Pálffy Palace. The Cathedral of St. Martin dates from the 14th century. Bratislava is no stranger to dazzling art, either. The Slovak National Gallery is home to significant works of art from all periods.
In Sedlec, near Kutna Hora, the All Saints Chapel above the Bone Church hails from the 14th century. The cemetery, created during the 13th century, is home to many fallen soldiers from the Hussite wars. In 1511 a half-blind monk piled bones from abolished graves into pyramids. The bones were used to decorate the Bone Church. Master architect Jan Santini Blazej-Aichel had renovated the space in his unique Baroque Gothic style before the Schwarzenbergs bought the ossuary in 1784. It was this noble family that had the idea to place the 40,000 bones and skulls into various forms, such as a large chandelier, a Gothic tower and a chalice. There are even bones depicting the Schwarzenberg coat-of- arms that shows a severed Turk’s head and a raven. Any visit to the Bone Church is sure to be unforgettable and eerie, a definite highlight of your stay in the Czech Republic.
The Cathedral of Saint Barbara, built between 1388-1565, dominates Kutna Hora. The town’s miners had it erected and dedicated it to the patron saint of miners. It was even designed to rival Prague’s Saint Vitus Cathedral. Built in 1338 and, after many interruptions, finished in 1905, the cathedral shows off much Baroque artwork. Frescoes focusing on mining themes from the Late Gothic period are delights, too. Do not overlook its masterful exterior of a Neo-Gothic facade with outer buttresses and gargoyles.
St.Barbara Cathedral – admission: 60 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 40 CZK / person. Open daily all year round, except Dec 24th.
Italian Court – Royal Mint – admission: 105 CZK / adult, seniors 85 CZK / person, students 65 / person. Open daily all year round.
Little Castle – Silver Mine Tour – admission: 120 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 80 CZK / person. Open daily all year round, except Mondays.
Bone Church – admission: 90 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 60 CZK / person. Open daily all year round.
|Location||550 km / 6,5 hour drive southeast of Prague (direction Slovakia and Austria - Vienna)|
|Sights to See||Kutna Hora - historical center, Bone Church in Sedlec (Ossuary), Bratislava historical center|
|Interiors||Bone Church in Sedlec (Ossuary), St. Barbara Cathedral|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||If you want to start in Budapest please add 1000 CZK surcharge to our prices as our driver-guide has to find accommodation close to the Czech / Slovak border.|